Give Where You Live 2018

It's here!  Now is the time to Give Where You Live!   Give Where You Live Collier is a Collier County-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy on noon February 21 until noon on February 22, 2018, for 38 selected nonprofit agencies in our community through online giving.   For the fourth consecutive year – the Community [...]


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FFIB Awards Fun Time Early Childhood Academy $50,000

(L-R) Garrett Richter (FFIB President), Gary Tice (FFIB Chairman & CEO), Connie Messner (FTCA Immediate Past Board Chair), Barbara Tyrrell (FTCA Executive Director), Robin Larkin (FTCA Board Member), Heather Tice (FFIB VP Director of Marketing) Fun Time Early Childhood Academy  is the grateful recipient of a $50,000 gift from First Florida Integrity Bank [...]

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Fun Time Academy receives 2017 Employer of Year Award

We are pleased to announce Fun Time Early Childhood Academy received the “Employer of the Year Award” for small business sponsored by Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. at the Family Friendly Business Awards held Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Executive Director Barbara Tyrrell accepts the Employer of the Year Award for Fun Time Academy. [...]

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PATCH Encourages Parental Involvement in School

Thank you Neapolitan Family Magazine for including a story on our PATCH program in the June issue (go to page 16).

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Thank you, volunteers

Letters to the Editor, Naples News, Thursday, April 27, 2017 Thank you, volunteers On behalf of our 96 students, their parents, our teachers and staff, I want to thank the men, women and children who volunteer with Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. Together, we provide safe, quality, affordable education and care to children of low-income [...]

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Making a Difference: Early Childhood Academy providing a ‘Fun Time’ for preschoolers

Monday is a big day for approximately 46,000 Collier County Public Schools students. Monday’s the first day of the brand new school year. But our focus today is on school readiness for our precious preschoolers – ages 2 to 5 – and the opportunities available to them at one site in particular... for full Collier [...]

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Fun Time Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Fun Time Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors Naples, FL – 5/13/16 – Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, a nonprofit school providing safe, quality, affordable education and care for children of low-income working families in Collier County for 55 years, is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.   The officers and directors for the [...]

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PAWS Assistance Dogs begins Literacy Program at Fun Time Academy

The Children’s Literacy and Education PAWS Project (CLEPP), is now bringing service dogs in-training to Fun Time Academy. The community service program was created by PAWS Assistance Dogs several years ago to promote undeveloped literacy goals, focusing on reading, writing, character building and correct social interactions with others... Read Full Press Release

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